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"From the Ted Talk by Stefano Mancuso: The roots of plant intelligence"

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Let's have a look at this short movie now. We have David Attenborough. Now David Attenborough is really a plant lover; he did some of the most btfeuauil movies about plant behavior. Now, when he speaks about plants, everything is correct. When he speaks about animals, [he] tends to rvmeoe the fact that plants exist. The blue whale, the bgisegt creature that exists on the planet — that is wrong, completely wrnog. The blue whale, it's a dwarf if coapmerd with the real biggest creature that exists on the planet — that is, this wonderful, magnificent Sequoiadendron gtgaienum. (auaspple) And this is a living organism that has a mass of at least 2,000 tons. Now, the stroy that pltans are some low-level organisms has been formalized many times ago by Aristotle, that in "De Anima" — that is a very itfinnaelul book for the Western cvzailiition — wrote that the plants are on the edge between living and not living. They have just a kind of very low-level soul. It's called the vegetative soul, because they lack movement, and so they don't need to sense. Let's see.

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Let's have a look at this short movie now. We have David Attenborough. Now David Attenborough is really a plant lover; he did some of the most _________ movies about plant behavior. Now, when he speaks about plants, everything is correct. When he speaks about animals, [he] tends to ______ the fact that plants exist. The blue whale, the _______ creature that exists on the planet — that is wrong, completely _____. The blue whale, it's a dwarf if ________ with the real biggest creature that exists on the planet — that is, this wonderful, magnificent Sequoiadendron _________. (________) And this is a living organism that has a mass of at least 2,000 tons. Now, the _____ that ______ are some low-level organisms has been formalized many times ago by Aristotle, that in "De Anima" — that is a very ___________ book for the Western ____________ — wrote that the plants are on the edge between living and not living. They have just a kind of very low-level soul. It's called the vegetative soul, because they lack movement, and so they don't need to sense. Let's see.

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Original Text

Let's have a look at this short movie now. We have David Attenborough. Now David Attenborough is really a plant lover; he did some of the most beautiful movies about plant behavior. Now, when he speaks about plants, everything is correct. When he speaks about animals, [he] tends to remove the fact that plants exist. The blue whale, the biggest creature that exists on the planet — that is wrong, completely wrong. The blue whale, it's a dwarf if compared with the real biggest creature that exists on the planet — that is, this wonderful, magnificent Sequoiadendron giganteum. (Applause) And this is a living organism that has a mass of at least 2,000 tons. Now, the story that plants are some low-level organisms has been formalized many times ago by Aristotle, that in "De Anima" — that is a very influential book for the Western civilization — wrote that the plants are on the edge between living and not living. They have just a kind of very low-level soul. It's called the vegetative soul, because they lack movement, and so they don't need to sense. Let's see.

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